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Conflict Incident Report

20 Palestinians apprehended in Akkar as getting ready for illegal immigration by boat

Date of incident: 
January 29, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

The Lebanese Army has apprehended 20 Palestinians who were readying themselves for illegal immigration by boat off Kobit Shamra, Akkar shore bound for Turkey, NNA field reporter said. Meanwhile, investigations remain underway to unveil the details of the smuggling operation, including the organizers and whoever facilitated this illegal act.

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Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.